Sep 5, 2017
Dr. Lisa Strohman joins Brooke to talk about kids and technology and what she has to say will blow your mind. What are the consequences for a kid who asks for or passes along a nude photo from a classmate? How many fake Instagram accounts does your teen have? Can that social media post really cause a problem when it’s college admission time? Average middle-schoolers are spending over 11 hours a day connected to social media which can lead to physical changes in the brain, making them resemble schizophrenic brains. Rates of teen anxiety, depression and ADD are at all-time highs and some of the problem can be traced back to the way kids are using technology.
We hand our kids powerful devices like phones and computers, which they need education to use without harming themselves and their peers. Without our help they are exposed to dangers they may not know even exist. Brooke and Dr. Lisa cover issues like social media, sexting, online porn, cyberbullying, cyberstalking, screen addiction and all the psychological, physical and legal ramifications of using new media that schools and parents are woefully undereducated on. This is an important episode for any parent with a child who is online or has a mobile device.
Dr. Lisa is a licensed clinical psychologist, lawyer and former prosecutor who has developed Digital Citizen Academy dcakids.org to give parents and educators resources to give kids the ability to use technology safely.
Find Dr. Lisa at www.drlisastrohman.com or on Twitter at @DrLisaStrohman
Find Brooke on social media at @BrookeBurke
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